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Classic Rock 102 9

Classic Rock 102 9

The Valleys only original Classic Rock Station, With new music from classic artists and a showcase for local rock bands.

Mark BoneYour 5 Random Facts for today...

1. There's a word in Japanese for a person who buys more books than they could ever possibly read. It's "tsundoku."

2. Tom Hanks' brother Jim does the voice of Woody in everything except the "Toy Story" movies. He handles video games, dolls, TV specials, and everything else.

3. Franklin Pierce is the only person who was elected president and then wasn't nominated by his party for a second term. They went with James Buchanan instead in 1856, and he won the election.

4. Mr. T's original set of gold chains came from people who lost them or left them after fights when he worked as a nightclub bouncer.

5. Until 2001, the employees at Disney World who dressed up as the characters couldn't wear their own underwear underneath the costumes . . . they had to wear shared underwear. After enough pubic lice cases, Disney changed the policy.

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    Mark BoneThursday! Let’s crank up the radio!. If you need a reason to celebrate, here’s a couple for ya...

    October 15, 2020 – NATIONAL SHAWARMA DAY –
    NATIONAL GROUCH DAY –
    NATIONAL I LOVE LUCY DAY –
    GET TO KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS DAY –
    WHITE CANE SAFETY DAY –
    NATIONAL PREGNANCY AND INFANT LOSS REMEMBRANCE DAY –
    NATIONAL AESTHETICIAN DAY –
    NATIONAL CHEESE CURD DAY –
    NATIONAL LATINO AIDS AWARENESS DAY –
    NATIONAL GET SMART ABOUT CREDIT DAY

    Let’s rock this place!

    2 weeks ago

      Mark BoneHappy first day of October! Yeeesshhh.... Here are a few things to look forward to in October . . .

      1. Halloween candy. A new report found spending is way up compared to last year. And you won't have as many trick-or-treaters. So a lot of that candy is up for grabs.

      2. Lots of sports: The NFL season continues. The NBA Finals got started last night. And the baseball playoffs are on, with Game One of the World Series October 20th.

      3. There haven't been a ton of new movies this year, but a big one just got announced. The new "Borat" sequel hits Amazon Prime on October 23rd.

      4. A bunch of big TV shows are coming back: "SNL" this weekend . . . "The Bachelorette" on the October 13th . . . "The Amazing Race" on the 14th . . . "Shark Tank" on the 16th . . . "The Voice" on the 19th . . . "Big Brother" on the 28th . . . and season two of "The Mandalorian" hits Disney-Plus October 30th.

      5. If you somehow ENJOYED that debate Tuesday night, you've got three more this month: The Vice-Presidential debate next Wednesday, and two more with Trump and Biden on the 15th and 22nd.

      6. Halloween is the big holiday this month. But here are few more to mark on your calendar: National Taco Day and National Vodka Day are this Sunday . . . Columbus Day is October 12th . . . Sweetest Day is October 17th . . . and yes, this is real: Friday, October 23rd is "Slap Your Annoying Coworker Day." (I may just stay home...)

      4 weeks ago

        Mark BoneFleetwood Mac has given a big shout out to the viral TikTok video showing a person merrily skateboarding with the band's hit, "Dreams," playing in the background. "We love this!" wrote the band, sharing the video on their feed on Saturday (September 26). The clip, captioned "Morning vibe," by the TikTok user @doggface208 - who calls himself Dogg Face, shows him skating down a road and sipping cranberry juice as the song plays in the background.

        Iconic rock band Metallica have donated $250,000 to West Coast wildfire relief efforts.
        Metallica have donated $250,000 to five organizations through their All Within My Hands charity. "This is the fourth consecutive year, dating back to the [2017] formation of the Foundation, that All Within My Hands has activated to support fire relief: the critical local services component of our mission."
        The band previously made donations of $100,000 to help wildfire relief efforts in California in 2018 and 2019.

        Bill Murray's golf company William Murray Golf sent a humorous response to The Doobie Brothers' legal threat.
        The Doobie Brothers' lawyers sent a legal warning against Murray's company for using the band's classic song "Listen to the Music" in advertisements without compensation and without permission.Provoked by this, Murray's legal team sent a reply on Twitter,
        Paterno and the Doobie Brothers could pick the "least offensive" shirts in the William Murray collection, their lawyer Alexander Yoffe wrote on the company's official Twitter page on Friday.
        "We will happily upgrade your wardrobes and hopefully win each of you over as new fans of the brand. At least that's 'what this fool believes,'" he added.

        4 weeks ago

          Mark BoneToday is National Coffee Day, so I guess you should drink even MORE coffee than you usually do.

          Most places that sell coffee have some kind of deal going on today, including free coffee at Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme . . . $1 coffee at 7-Eleven . . . and a free drink in the future if you buy a coffee at Starbucks. (Here's a full list of deals.)
          And here are a few coffee stats for you in honor of the holiday . . .


          1. 75% of the caffeine that Americans take in comes from coffee.

          2. 66% of women and 62% of men drink coffee every single day.

          3. The average coffee drinker puts down three coffees a day.

          4. Americans drink approximately 146 billion cups of coffee every year.

          1 month ago

            Mark BoneQueen Adam Lambert have shared a live version of Freddie Mercury's "I Was Born to Love You," a week before the release their first-ever live album. The live performance of "I Was Born To Love You" is taken from the band's headlining appearance on Sunday August 17, 2014 at Tokyo's Marine Stadium - the main stage of Japan's largest rock festival, Summer Sonic. The song was originally written by Mercury and released as the lead single of his 1985 debut solo album Mr Bad Guy., Queen Adam Lambert's Live Around the World will drop on October 2.

            Bruce Springsteen has dropped a powerful new single "Ghosts" from his upcoming album Letter to You and an accompanying music video. Speaking about the track, Springsteen said, "'Ghosts' is about the beauty and joy of being in a band, and the pain of losing one another to illness and time.""'Ghosts' tries to speak to the spirit of the music itself, something none of us owns but can only discover and share together. In the E Street Band, it resides in our collective soul, powered by the heart," 3.

            Mark David Chapman, who assassinated John Lennon, said in his latest parole hearing that he deserved the death penalty for committing the crime. Chapman told a parole board last month that he killed the Beatles legend 40 years ago for glory. "I assassinated him... because he was very, very, very famous and that's the only reason and I was very, very, very, very much seeking self-glory. Very selfish," Chapman said. "I deserve zero, nothing. At the time I deserved the death penalty. When you knowingly plot someone's murder and know it's wrong and you do it for yourself, that's a death penalty right there, in my opinion," a transcript released on Monday quoted Chapman as saying.New York State correctional officers revealed last month that Chapman had been denied parole for the 11th time.

            1 month ago

              Mark BoneToday is National Drink Beer Day. And suddenly the other Supreme Court Justices realize that Brett Kavanaugh didn't actually sound like he had a cold when he called in sick.

              1 month ago

                Mark BoneThe Doobie Brothers have asked Bill Murray to pay for using their song "Listen to the Music" in a commercial for the actor's line of golf clothing. In a letter, with little a touch of humor, the band's attorney Peter Paterno addressed Murray for using the 1972 hit, which was written by Tom Johnston.'" Murray launched his apparel line, the William Murray Golf Collection, in September 2016. "This is the part where I'm supposed to cite the United States Copyright Act, excoriate you for not complying with some subparagraph that I'm too lazy to look up and threaten you with eternal damnation for doing so. But you already earned that with those Garfield movies."

                Pink Floyd will release a restored, re-edited and remixed version of the classic live album and concert film Delicate Sound of Thunder on November 20. The Grammy-nominated program has been completely restored and re-edited under the direction of Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis. It will be available on Blu-ray and DVD, with audio-only versions on 2-CD or 3-LP, plus a Deluxe 4-disc version including 2-CDs plus Blu-ray and DVD, each of which contain five bonus tracks.

                American rock band Cheap Trick have shared a cover of David Bowie's "Rebel Rebel." "Rebel Rebel" is the lead single from Bowie's 1974 album Diamond Dogs. Several publications consider it to be one of Bowie's greatest songs and it's also Bowie's most-covered track Cheap Trick released three full-length albums between 2016 and 2017 and have been steadily dropping new singles and covers the past three years, including 2018's "The Summer Looks Good on You" and Harry Nilsson's "Ambush" and John Lennon's "Gimme Some Truth.

                1 month ago

                  Mark BoneElton John announced his return to the stage in North America with newly rescheduled dates for his global Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. Following his European tour, the North American leg will kick off on January 19, 2022, in New Orleans before making stops in major cities such as Houston, Chicago, Toronto, New York and Miami. Elton's two January 2021 performances, which were originally planned to take place in Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, have also been rescheduled to January 27 and 28, 2023. Elton said on social media that while he has been enjoying his time at home with his family while the world navigates its way through the COVID-19 pandemic, he really misses being on the road and performing for his beloved fans.

                  HBO has shared a new trailer for the film version of David Byrne's critically acclaimed Broadway show, American Utopia. The Spike Lee-directed adaption of American Utopia will premiere on HBO on Saturday, October 17th at 8:00-9:45 p.m. ET/PT. It will also be available on HBO Max. The American Utopia stage play featured the Talking Heads frontman and 11 musical artists from around the world performing songs from the 2018 album American Utopia, as well as songs from Byrne's Talking Heads and solo catalog. The play ran from October 2019 to February 2020 on Broadway. "What if we eliminate everything from the stage except the stuff we care about the most?" Byrne asks the audience in one scene in the trailer. "Without cables or wires, what would be left? Well, it would be us, and you. And that's what this show is." The new trailer follows a one-minute teaser that was shared last month.

                  Rolling Stone has published its updated list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
                  Marvin Gaye's What's Going On beat out The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band to take over the top spot. The American singer-songwriter's 1971 masterpiece began as a reaction to police brutality.

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                        Mark BoneCalifornia will require all new cars to be "zero emissions" by 2035. California also plans to improve air quality by allowing zero gender reveal parties.

                        1 month ago

                          Mark BoneLegendary Neil Young has announced that The Archives Vol. II: 1972-1976 box set will drop on November 20.
                          The 10-disc collection will include a vintage live album recorded in London and Japan with all previously unheard versions of classic songs. The box set is a sequel to the 8-disc 2009 The Archives Vol. 1: 1963-1972.
                          The box set will also include several unreleased recordings made during the time he released Time Fades Away, On the Beach, Tonight's the Night, Zuma, and Homegrown.

                          Sean Ono Lennon interviewed Paul McCartney for an upcoming BBC radio special that will be broadcast next month, ahead of what would have been John Lennon's 80th birthday.
                          In the interview titled "John Lennon at 80," Lennon's son speaks to McCartney about his relationship with his Beatles bandmate. The one-hour long two-part radio show will be broadcast on October 3 and 4 at 4 p.m. EST on BBC Radio 2. Sean Ono Lennon, who is John Lennon's youngest son, also interviews Elton John and his half-brother Julian in the radio show. Lennon's 80th birthday falls on October 9.

                          The Beatles have announced a coffee-table book to accompany the release of a forthcoming feature documentary helmed by Lord of The Rings director Peter Jackson. Titled "Get Back," the 240-page hardcover book will feature hundreds of previously unpublished images, as well as snippets of transcribed conversations between the bandmembers, curated from more than 120 recorded hours of the studio sessions of the Let It Be album. It will be published on August 31, 2021."The Beatles: Get Back" will be a special and essential companion to Jackson's feature documentary film of the same name, which is set for theatrical release on August 27, 2021.

                          1 month ago

                            Mark BoneThe top Halloween costumes for adults this year include witch, vampire, and cat. Screw that. The only way I'm going to a party is dressed as "Guy in Hazmat suit."

                            1 month ago

                              Mark BoneJimmy Buffett, Mac McAnally, Tommy Barnes, legendary Blues artist B.B. King and the late Reggie Bates were inducted into the Mississippi Songwriters Hall of Fame. They were inducted at a virtual Hall of Fame ceremony held last Thursday. During the ceremony, which was turned virtual over coronavirus concerns, Pascagoula Mayor Steve Demetropoulos congratulated Buffett. "It's been said that Mississippi is the birth place of America's music, well Jimmy Buffett is America's music,"

                              Whitesnake announced that a new collection of remixed and remastered versions of the English hard rock band's best love songs will be released on November 6. The 15-track collection features songs that were originally released between 1987 and 2011 on five Whitesnake studio albums and unreleased tracks from David Coverdale's solo album Into The Light. The collection, titled Love Songs, is the second part of the band's "Red, White and Blues Trilogy."

                              Heavy rock veterans Fu Manchu paid tribute to late Rush drummer Neil Peart by releasing a cover version of the Canadian band's classic "Working Man" on September 12. The Californian band wrote on Facebook that they recorded the version in January and added all sale proceeds from the track will be donated to brain tumor research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Peart's memory. "Members of our band and our manager were in the audience on August 1, 2015 when this was the final song played by Neil, Geddy [Lee] and Alex [Lifeson]. We are forever grateful for all of the music and memories," Fu Manchu said in a statement.

                              1 month ago

                                Mark BoneJon Bon Jovi has reconnected with country singer Jennifer Nettles for a reimagined version of his recent single, "Do What You Can." The pair originally collaborated on the single, "Who Says You Can't Go Home," which climbed the country charts in 2006. "As I finished the mix and did the video, I said, 'Boy, this song would have such crossover potential.' Jennifer was my first choice, and she said yes,"

                                The Go-Go's have endorsed American Doll's newly launched 80s-inspired doll "Courtney Moore."
                                "Meet Courtney Moore, a video-game lover with a totally rad style who dreams to make games of her own," wrote the rockers on Instagram. Appearing on the "Today" show, The Go-Go's' Kathy Valentine said, "I think what (American Girl) wants to do with the Courtney doll is bring attention to what that era was like for women. The feminist movement had come about in the '60s and '70s, and in the '80s you started seeing women in politics more. You saw them going into tech and getting the results of the hard work of the feminist pioneers."
                                In keeping with the video game theme, American Girl Doll is matching donations to Girls Who Code, a non-profit organization that works to close the gender gap in technology. It will offer $5,000 scholarships to four Girls Who Code members to help further computer science education.

                                Eric Church paid tribute to late country icon Johnny Cash during his performance at the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday. Church opened his performance by strumming along to Cash's "Ragged Old Flag," after which he moved onto his own "Stick That In Your Country Song." "Ragged Old Flag" is a song from Cash's 1974 album of the same name. The song was written in 1974 during a time of political turbulence in the U.S. that included President Richard Nixon's resignation during the Watergate scandal.

                                1 month ago

                                  Mark BoneThere's been a question floating around the Internet for a while now that asks people: How do dogs wear pants? Would they wear four-legged pants . . . or a pair that just covers their two hind legs?


                                  And Bagel Bites has decided they want to be the ones who finally bring the debate to a rest. I'm not sure why they're qualified, but whatever, they're going for it.


                                  They posted a poll on Twitter over the weekend asking people to vote once and for all: Four-legged pants or two-legged pants.


                                  Right now, two-legged is leading in a landslide. Almost 90% of votes are going to two-legged dog pants.


                                  They say they're going to announce the final winner tomorrow.

                                  1 month ago

                                    Mark BoneRock report for today

                                    A compilation of previously unheard songs, demos, covers and remixes, titled Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy, will be available for 24 hours on Friday via Bandcamp to benefit voting rights.
                                    The star-studded, 40-track album features never-before-heard recordings from artists such as R.E.M., Phoebe Bridgers, Hayley Williams, Death Cab for Cutie and Angel Olsen. All net proceeds from the set of unheard songs will benefit Fair Fights, a voting rights organization that promotes fair elections around the country.
                                    A limited-edition signed poster of the artwork will also be sold on Friday via Bandcamp, with net proceeds going to the online racial justice organization, Color of Change. The album is executive produced by Dave Eggers, Jordan Kurland, Josh Rosenfeld, Christian Stavros and Darius Zelkha.

                                    Bryan Adams' upcoming "Give Live A Chance" concert in Germany has been postponed due to rising COVID-19 infections in the country. The concert was scheduled to take place on September 4 in Düsseldorf, Germany, for a crowd of 12,000 fans. The concert "has to be postponed due to the recent COVID developments. Despite a convincing hygiene and protection concept, the organizers saw themselves taking this step in the face of increasing infection numbers and retrospective capacity restrictions that resulted in general uncertainty," a statement reads. Organizer Live Nation announced that the concert would be rescheduled for later in the year after German authorities extended their ban on large public events. Fans who have already purchased tickets for the event will get a refund.

                                    Willie Nelson and company have once again planned a riveting Farm Aid Festival to be held virtually this year.
                                    The 35th-anniversary edition of Nelson's yearly Farm Aid concert is scheduled to take place between 8 and 11 pm on Saturday, September 26. In addition to performances by the founding fathers of the event.

                                    1 month ago

                                      Mark BoneThe Rolling Stones have released a brand-new music video for the previously unreleased single, "Scarlet."
                                      "Scarlet" is from the band's forthcoming box set dedicated to their 11th studio album, Goat's Head Soup. released in 1979. The music video was filmed in London's Claridge Hotel and features Irish actor Paul Mescal, who played the character of Connell Waldron in the Hulu series, "Normal People," earning a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.

                                      A teaser trailer for the upcoming documentary on the life and career of the late Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott has been released. The documentary, which is titled Phil Lynott: Songs For While I'm Away, was directed by award-winning Irish filmmaker Emer Reynolds. It is produced by Alan Maher and John Wallace for Cowtown Pictures and Peter Worsley for Eagle Rock Films. The doc is set to be released in Irish movie theaters in the fall.
                                      The documentary features interviews with a variety of musicians, including U2's Adam Clayton, Suzi Quatro, Huey Lewis, James Hetfield of Metallica and Ultravox's Midge Ure. Thin Lizzy members Eric Bell, Scott Gorham and Darren Wharton will also appear in the film.

                                      The recordings from Duane Allman's final performance with the Allman Brothers, titled The Final Note, and a recording of the band's 2005 show at the Warner Theatre in Erie, Pennsylvania, will be released on October 16 as separate albums. The Allman Brothers Band leader died in a motorcycle accident on October 17, 1971, 12 days after his final show with the band at the Painters Mill Music Fair in Owings Mills, Maryland.
                                      The concert was recorded on a hand-held cassette player by teenager radio journalist Sam Idas.
                                      "My only intention was to record the interview.

                                      2 months ago

                                        Mark BoneToday is National Radio Day, which is a very important holiday. It's also National Lemonade Day, which I feel is much less important.


                                        Here are some results from a survey for National Radio Day that show just how much everyone loves us . . .


                                        1. More than two-thirds of people listen to the radio DAILY.


                                        2. Just about HALF of people like to sing along with the radio . . . with women much more likely to sing along than men.


                                        3. 13% of people pick one radio station and never change it no matter what's on.


                                        4. And one out of 10 people even have a favorite radio commercial.


                                        Thanks always for listening!
                                        Mark Bone
                                        Classic Rock 102.9

                                        2 months ago

                                          Mark BoneYour 5 Random Facts for you today
                                          1. In the 18th century, rich people would hire real people to serve, basically, as human garden gnomes. The "ornamental hermits" would live in the rich person's garden and dress like a druid.

                                          2. Before the company Tecmo was making classic video games like "Tecmo Bowl" and "Ninja Gaiden", they manufactured cleaning supplies and yachts.

                                          3. Brian May from Queen has a Ph.D. in astrophysics.

                                          4. The word "egregious" comes from Latin . . . where it meant "exceptionally good." But people kept using it sarcastically, to the point where the meaning completely evolved and now, it only means "exceptionally bad."

                                          5. There's a five-star hotel in the Ukraine that used to be a Nazi concentration camp.

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